In the neighboring Hall County stands a small city whose atmosphere is as friendly as its name sounds. Flowery Branch, standing on the shores of the spectacular Lake Lanier, is a welcoming community to both new residents and visitors. Unsurprisingly, these people also want their city to look its best. That is why it is also no surprise that Rivermoore Landscape Group is already serving a number of its business and home owners. Moving forward, we fully expect that we will serve even more, due to our consistent rendering of nothing but the best landscape and lawn care services.
Before the days of the European settlers, the area that is now Flowery Branch was a popular Indian trading post. The Cherokee named the land “Anaguluskee,” which means “flowers on the branch.” In the early 19th century, a few European settlers moved to the region. General Andrew Jackson, while fighting the first Seminole War, wanted a road built near the Chattahoochee River to facilitate transportation of troops and supplies. That would also set the stage for a future expansion of the settlement.
In the latter half of the 19th century, the advent of the railroad stop led to the attraction of new industries. In 1874, the city was officially founded, and already had a diverse range of industries. Cotton, furniture, and leather were the main goods traded out of Flowery Branch. The city continued to be centered around industry until well into the early 20th century, when it began to move towards tourism. Today, the city is 6.32 square miles, all of which is land. The 2010 census reported 5,679 residents, with a 2010 estimate of 6,683. Since 1980, the town has grown nearly ninefold.
The public school students of Flowery Branch attend the Hall County School District. It serves nine cities and towns, and consists of 21 elementary schools, seven middle schools, and seven high schools.
Business and Economy
The large chewing gum company Wrigley has been a major employer in Flowery Branch since the 1970s. In addition to the historical sites within Flowery Branch, the Atlanta Falcons moving their training facility to the city in 2004 has attracted visitors from the surrounding counties. The small but lively downtown area has a considerable selection of retail outfits, boutiques, and restaurants.
Recreation and Attractions
In a way, the entire Main Street of downtown Flowery Branch is an attraction, because it has kept most of its 19th and early 20th century buildings. The buildings and properties have been kept in such good condition that the entire downtown Main Street became listed on both the United States and Georgia’s registries for historic places. The residents of Flowery Branch have a proven history of putting a priority on maintaining properties, which is why they are turning to Rivermoore Landscape Group to take care of their plants and lawns.
The Flowery Branch Depot, once serving as a stopping point for trading goods in and out of the city, also still stands today. Having been restored in 1972, it now serves as both a local museum and community center. Residents who wish to learn about their city’s history in greater detail have a place at the ready to educate them.
Tourism in this city is boosted by its location abetting Lake Lanier. It is the site of many major sporting events, as well as popular recreational activities. The beautiful downtown area of Flowery Branch, with its shops and restaurants, attracts many people who come for a trip to the lake.